The Optimus Vega stove weighs 178g and has a flame power of 3700 W in 4-season mode and 1400 W in standard mode, it is the perfect companion on long treks or bivouacs. One of the advantages of it being compatible with valve system canisters, Propane, Butane or Isobutene is its safety value because the combustible is further away from the flame.
Another advantage is you can flip the canister upside down (thanks to its tripod system), this gives better fuel consumption, more power when temperatures are low and also maximizes the fuel contents especially when nearly empty. It is a stove that fits between a traditional gas stove, that is sensitive to the cold, and a petrol stove, that is limited by complex technical specifications.
It takes 5 minutes to boil 1 liter of water and 3 minutes in the 4-season mode. Its autonomy, (depending on climate and altitude), is 160 minutes at maximum power with a 230g canister, in other words a boiling capacity of about 40L of water. The three foldable feet provide good stability and are wide enough for large pots. The only glitch is the semi-rigid tube that has a tendency to lift up the empty stove, so you need to put the pan on it to keep it in place before lighting it, and therefore you can’t see what you are doing.
It’s delivered with a protective bag and a practical flexible, foldable windshield. A fabulous stove with many qualities and great weight/power/autonomy ratio for the price, even if it is quite pricy, it is worth it for the quality of this product.
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